Report: Failure of AC Compressor Clutch
Kia Rondo Problem
Average Mileage: 71,252 mi (10,000 mi - 150,000 mi)
A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.
Visitor, 2008 Kia Rondo, 64,000 mi
The A/C just stopped working. The warranty supposedly ran out at 60,000 miles. Compressors run over 800.00 from the dealer. I am sooooooooooo angry. Why would Kia not fix this in a recall?
Visitor, 2008 Kia Rondo, 70,000 mi
used the A/C for the first time after purchasing the vehicle in Feb. very warm March...2 weeks after 30 day warranty expired...the A/C is blowing warm air.
The dealership has told me the whole air compressor has to be replaced. My car makes a whining sound and continues whether the air is on or not.
Visitor, 2007 Kia Rondo, 10,000 mi
For a long time I would hear a noise coming from my ac when turned on. The noise was not too bad so I didnt think much of it. Until recently I went from having cold ac to hot air in a day. Plus, the noise became extremely loud;then the burning smell. The kicker was when I was parked and it just stopped cranking. Now I have been told it will cost about 1000
bucks. Is there anything kia corp. willing to do to help with these expenses??
Visitor, 2008 Kia Rondo
AC stopped working, couldn't turn off even, not blowing anything just making noise
Visitor, 2008 Kia Rondo, 100,000 mi
A/C compressor requiring replacement
Visitor, 2007 Kia Rondo, 73,438 mi
A/c still works but is making a whining sound when the clutch is engaged
Visitor, 2009 Kia Rondo, 26,000 mi
2.4L 4 Cylinder , Noisy when running with and without A/C on. A/C clutch started smoking today giving off horrible smell inside the car and rough idle. This car is practically new. Too bad it was bought from non- Kia authorized dealer. This problem started at around 18,000 miles when it started making noise, and I could not figure out the problem. Its obvious Kia / Hyundai should take responsibility for the junk they are putting in these vehicles. We live in New England and the A/C is hardly used...
Visitor, 2008 Kia Rondo
Diagnosed as a clutch issue but entire compressor had to be fixed. Ended up costing me over $1000 for parts and labor. Was intermittent for a while, but then just stopped working all together.
Visitor, 2007 Kia Rondo, 53,000 mi